I have a v3 Pro camera pointed at my car on the driveway. Motion is set to 95. Motion Tagging is On. Detection Zone is On and set to include entire car. Event Recording is set to record motion events -Smart Detection Events and the Smart Detection are set to Person and Vehicle. Recording is set to continuous…
However, the car can leave or arrive from the driveway and no event will ever by triggered. However, if a person walks in front of the car an event will be triggered flagged as person and vehicle.
Why would the extreme motion of a car arriving to an empty driveway or leaving the driveway not trigger a motion event?
Have you tried turning Detection Zone off as a test to see it the v3 Pro will then record the car?
There is a bush near the car that is in camera range. Previously the movement from that bush would trigger movement/vehicle events. So I set the zone to include only the car and not the bush. The thing is, however, if a person walks in front of the car (in the zone) that will trigger an event.
The zone that is currently set takes up at least 70% of the camera view.
I turned the detection zone off and set the smart detection to vehicle only and turned motion detection all the way to 100%. I then got a notification of a vehicle when a car drove by on the street that is in the top of the camera frame. So I set the zone again but this time only blanked out the street at the top of the frame. When my wife returned and pulled our car into the driveway there was no detection or notification.
So basically it seems that having a detection zone set turns off the AI vehicle detection. Person detection seems to work if it is on but not vehicle detection. Seems to be a bug or something.
I wonder if it is a problem with AI identifying a car from the side profile vs a head-on view when the car pulls into the driveway?
PS It does seem like a bug. I turned off Detection Zone and the vehicle movent was detected as my wife left with the car from the driveway and I got the notice. I then turned the Detection Zone back on blocking out only the street at the top of the camera frame and, when my wife returned, the movement of the car into the driveway was never detected.
Hopefully this post will find its way to the developers to look into.
Bug - AI vehicle detection does not work when Detection Zone is on
I have a v3 Pro camera pointed at my car on the driveway. Motion is set to 100. Motion Tagging is On. Detection Zone is On and set to include entire car except for the street which is at the top of the camera frame. Event Recording is set to record motion events -Smart Detection Events and the Smart Detection are set to Vehicle only. Recording is set to continuous…
With Detection Zone turned on no movement is detected or vehicle detected when the car in the driveway comes or goes. If the Detection Zone is turned off, then detection is made when our car leaves or returns to the driveway but also every car that passes on the street at the top of the frame.
In short, vehicle detection does not work with the detection zone turned on. So someone could steal my car and it would never be detected. If I turned off detection zone then I would get events and notices constantly as cars drove past our house.
PS I see there is no choice for vehicle-detection in the tag drop down box so I was forced to select edge-ai whatever that is.
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Post a screen shot of your Detection zone. Are you using Cam Plus?
First screenshot is set to NOT DETECTmy truck sitting in the driveway.
Second screen shot is set so the tree on the right does not set off the camera when the branches sway.
Settings with Cam Plus
Most of us on this forum are Wyze users like you and not employees. Please post a screen shot of your Detection Zones so we might be able to offer some user-to-user help.
The single “on” square at the bottom right was caused by the 3-finger method of taking a screenshot on my Android phone. This is the “desired” detection zone. I have tried others with only the street at the top blocked off. In this one the plants to the left are blocked off to eliminate movement on windy days. The street is blocked off as much as possible and the driveway next door is blocked off.
With this detection zone turned on the car in the driveway can come and go without triggering any movement and thus any vehicle alert. As mentioned, if I turn off the detection zone, then moving the car will trigger an event.
I have “only” Vehicle AI turned on (I have a Cam+ account for this camera). If I turn on Person AND Vehicle, then, if a person walks into the detection zone, that will trigger an event. However, if the driver approaches from the rear and the other side of the car, gets in and drives away, that will not trigger an event. With detection zone on and Vehicle and Person set as the AI objects, only the Person will set off an event.
PS. Here is a screenshot of the AI settings
So, with “Only” Vehicle set and movement set to maximum of 100, the video below of my wife getting into the car and leaving, did not trigger an event at all.
…well apparently I cannot upload a short video but in the video my wife passes in front of the car, opens the driver’s door, gets in and drives away, All the wile the colored boxes are flashing all over the place including the complete front of the car as it drives away.
I put the video on my web site so that I could make a link. Here it is:
Wyze video capture vehicle leaving
As I mentioned, had Person also been set, my wife walking in front of the car would have set off an event that would have been tagged as both Person and Vehicle.
I think that it is obvious that setting the AI Vehicle actually does nothing at all.
Vehicle does work which is why I usually have it turned off because every time the cam gets set off it tells me may truck is parked in the driveway.
The screenshot you posted is for notifications not your AI settings.
Open the cam on the app go to settings > Event recording > smart detections > select Vehicle.
Clear all filters on the events page.
Here are these other screens.
From what I have read, the system works by first noticing movement in the detection zone. If there is motion, then a still shot is sent to the Wyze server where it is analyzed to see if a selected object (person, pet, vehicle, etc) in in the still shot, and, if so, then an event is triggered.
So what apparently is happening in my case, is that motion is being detected, a still shot is sent to the server, but no car is detected. If I turn off the detection zone, however, motion is detected, a still shot is sent to the server, and a vehicle is detected.
So some how, some way, setting the detection zone, negates the server from detecting a vehicle, It works for Person and I know that it also works for Pet but it does not work for Vehicle. This is very strange.
The problem is that, if I turn off the detection zone, every car that passes on the street will set off an event.
The other problem is that, if I turn off Vehicle and turn on Person, a person/thief can approach the car from the back on the other side of the vehicle from the camera and never be detected, and then drive away or cut the catalytic converter or whatever.
Are you able to remount your camera with more of a downward angle? If the street is not within view you might be able to leave Detection Zones Off.
I thought of that and I may have to. The problem I see is that, if I turn off the Detection Zone and let every motion set off an event, even with the street out of camera range, that will still leave the bushes, squirrels, cats, etc setting off events constantly.
Ideally, I could set both Person and Vehicle. That way, if someone came in from the other side of the car and got in and drove away, the motion of the car leaving would set an event. If the person was detected first then the person would set an event.
I just don’t understand why the Wyze AI can detect pets and persons but not vehicles. Just seems strange. I don’t know if “AI”, the way Wyze is using it, is just a euphemism or if it really is AI. If it is AI, one would think that there are millions of images of cars and trucks out there to train it with. If it is not AI per se but something like OpenCV then I would think that the Wyze programmers could refine the parameters a little more.
If you open your V3 Pro to live view does it show recent events?
Yes but only from yesterday when I turned off the Detection Zone briefly for testing. A car drove by on the street and that set off the last event yesterday.
I am out of ideas because I don’t use detection zones and I am using iOS. My V3 Pro has a 256GB High Endurance SD card in it set to continuous record so I turn Vehicle detection off during the day when home (If I remember to). And if I do leave it on I turn off notifications for vehicle off because I do not want a notification every 1 or 2 minutes that my truck is parked in front of the camera.
I appreciate the feedback. My only other idea is to see if the Wyze program can identify my car going left to right or right to left within a detection zone that includes the street. And then change the detection zone back to the driveway only and go in and out of the driveway head first several times and then back in and out several times. It could be that it does not recognize my car only from the front for some reason. Anyway, I’ll keep playing only because I’m too curious.
My cam will detect the other two cars backing straight out of the garage and will detect all vehicles as soon as the come into sight by about where I marked with red arrow. Hope you find a solution.
Could the vertical lines from the gate confuse the AI? Can you test with gate open?